Welcome to the AIR Endocrine Module! After carefully reviewing all relevant posts from the top 50 sites of the Social Media Index, the ALiEM AIR Team is proud to present the highest quality online content related to endocrine emergencies in the Emergency Department. 7 blog posts met our standard of online excellence and were curated and approved for residency training by the AIR Series Board. We identified 4 AIR and 3 Honorable Mentions. We recommend programs give 3.5 hours (about 30 minutes per article) of III credit for this module.
AIR Stamp of Approval and Honorable Mentions
In an effort to truly emphasize the highest quality posts, we have 2 subsets of recommended resources. The AIR stamp of approval is awarded only to posts scoring above a strict scoring cut-off of ≥30 points (out of 35 total), based on our scoring instrument. The other subset is for “Honorable Mention” posts. These posts have been flagged by and agreed upon by AIR Board members as worthwhile, accurate, unbiased, and appropriately referenced despite an average score.
Interested in taking the Endocrine quiz for fun or asynchronous (Individualized Interactive Instruction) credit? Please go to the above link. You will need to create a free, 1-time login account.
Highlighted Quality Posts: Endocrine Emergencies
|Site||Article||Author(s)||April 10, 2021||Label|
|EMCrit||Wernicke’s Encephalopathy||Josh Farkas, MD||October 14, 2020||AIR|
|EMCrit||Hyperosmolar Hyperglycemic State (HHS)||Josh Farkas, MD||July 31, 2020||AIR|
|EMDocs||Hyperglycemic Hyperosmolar State: ED presentation, evaluation, management, and complications||Rachel De Andrande Pereira, MD, Muhammad Waseem, MD, and Mushtaq Godil MD||January 2, 2020||AIR|
|DFTB||Diabetic Ketoacidosis||Dani Hall, MD||January 27, 2020||AIR|
|ALiEM||Is Lactated Ringer’s Solution Safe for Hyperkalemia Patients?||Bryan Hayes, PharmD, DABAT, FAACT, FASHP and Mike O’Brien, PharmD||April 10, 2021||HM|
|EMDocs||Decompensated Hypothyroidism: Why do we miss it, and how do we improve?||Faiz Ahmed, MD and Brian Meier, MD, MSc-GH||November 30, 2020||HM|
|EMDocs||Critical Hyponatremia: Pearls and Pitfalls||Nikita Desai, MD and David Jang, MD||January 13, 2020||HM|
(AIR = Approved Instructional Resource; HM = Honorable Mention)
Thank you to the Society of Academic Emergency Medicine (SAEM) and the Council of EM Residency Directors (CORD) for jointly sponsoring the AIR Series! We are thrilled to partner with both on shaping the future of medical education.
During the pandemic, similar to how a work-from-home mentality has become more accepted, a learn-on-own mentality has arisen for medical students. The success of the 9-part Bridge to Emergency Medicine (EM) self-guided curriculum for senior medical students interested in EM has confirmed this. This was evidenced by over 130,000 page views about the Bridge curriculum since March 2020 and 609 awarded ALiEMU certificates since April 2021 (launched only 2 months ago!).
GroundED in EM: A new curriculum for third-year medical students
We are thrilled to announce a 4-week, self-guided reading/listening curriculum along with choose-your-own-adventure cases paired now with ALiEMU quizzes, certificates, and badges for third-year medical students interested in EM. It’s called GroundED in EM, and created by an all-star team led by GroundED Editor-in-Chief, Dr. Andy Little. Here’s the rest of the team:
- Brian Barbas, MD, FACEP (Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine, Loyola University Chicago – Stritch School of Medicine)
- Carmen J. Martinez, MD MSMEd (Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine, University of South Alabama)
- Guy Carmelli, MD, MSEd (Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine, University of Massachusetts)
- Laryssa A. Patti, MD (Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine, Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School)
- Kaitlin Bowers, DO (Vice Chair of Emergency Medicine, Campbell University College of Osteopathic Medicine)
- Meenal Sharkey, MD FACEP (Assistant Program Director & Clerkship Director; Department of Emergency Medicine, Doctors Hospital)
GroundED on ALiEMU
Similar to Bridge to EM, reading and listening materials have been identified and curated from external sites. Then come on back to ALiEMU to take self-assessment quizzes to get your certificates and badges.
Do you know of a senior Emergency Medicine (EM) medical student about to start internship? We are thrilled to announce that our 8-week, self-paced Bridge to EM learning curriculum has been upgraded with free assessment quizzes, badges, and certificates on ALiEMU. This curriculum, created by Drs. Timothy Wetzel and Christina Shenvi as we all shifted learning to online modalities, has garnered over 100,000 views in less than 10 months and was featured by the Association of American Medical Colleges. This bundled learning experience was created in partnership with our sponsor, Emergency Medicine Residents’ Association (EMRA).
Go to the ALiEMU Bridge to EM Series.
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